The ruling All Progressives Congress, APC on Saturday inaugurated its National Campaign Council for Kogi November 11 governorship election in Lokoja, the state capital with clear message to opposition parties of its determination to emerge victorious at the poll.
Speaking after the inauguration, the Chairman of the Campaign Council, Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State, assured party supporters of their determination to work in unity for the victory of the party’s candidate in the election, Usman Ahmed Ododo.
He noted that, with the inauguration of the Campaign Council, the dance of victory had begun for the party while commending the resilience and hard work of Governor Yahaya Bello, which he said had led to the restoration of peace and security in the state.
“Governor Yahaya Bello’s outstanding achievements in virtually all the critical sectors of the state are visible for all to see and I assure you the next APC Governor will build on these achievements in the interest of the good people of Kogi State,” he added.
The National Campaign Council Chairman said that with the result of the last general election, it was certain that the APC would beat any opposition party in the governorship poll.
He said the opposition parties were absent in the state.
Abiodun expressed satisfaction with the caliber of people nominated into the Campaign Council, describing the election as the first test for President Bola Tinubu and the National Chairman of APC, Dr. Abdullahi Ganduje.
Also speaking, Co- Chairman of the Campaign Council and Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, urged the opposition political parties to look elsewhere for votes, insisting that Kogi is a no-go area for opposition parties in the November governorship election.
The Lagos State governor urged the people of Kogi State not to be deceived by the rantings of opposition parties, saying there was no alternative to APC, “a party that has the interest of the people at heart.
Chairman of the APC Governor’s Forum, Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara State, said the people of Kogi State had resolved to stay with the APC.
Also speaking, Governor Bello appreciated President Bola Tinubu for leading the way in the sustenance of the nation’s democracy and promised not to disappoint him in the provision of gains of democracy to the people of Kogi.
He assured that APC will record landslide victory in the November governorship poll, saying the election “is a done deal”.
He described the APC flag bearer as one “who is coming with a whole lot of experience to consolidate on the unity and achievements recorded in the State under our administration.”
Bello urged supporters of the party to campaign on issues and shun violence, stressing that Kogi State would remain united before, during and after the election.